The phase-out of refrigerants with high Global Warming Potential is underway. Limited availability of popular replacement gases means that costs are soaring and some suppliers are being forced to charge more than double the price as previous years.
Yet despite the increase in cost, many vessels are still using equipment that operate with these gases due to unclear guidance. Many do not know what is happening, and for those who do, there is a lack of understanding about how best to proceed.
“With every vessel using some form of on-board refrigeration or climate control, new laws by the Council of the EU to slash greenhouse gases means the maritime industry must take action, fast.” – Alex Flynn, Flynn Refrigeration Managing Director.
What you need to know
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We have monitored a number of trends over the past few years and understand that ultimately, the replacement refrigerant should perform equally, if not better than the one previously used. The process should be easy and cause no problems to the existing equipment and the operation of the vessel.
We want to help. We can help.
It’s our job to make the transition as simple as possible.
We have increased our services to help comply with the mandatory changes in a cost-effective way.
We have an extensive network of fully-qualified and highly experienced engineers in many ports around the world, and a team of dedicated specialists to assist and advise on a range of refrigeration services and enquiries.